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UK defence chief: Russia has lost more than 30% of its land combat effectiveness

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During the full-scale invasion, Russia has lost more than 30% of its land combat effectiveness, so Ukraine’s army absolutely believes it will win the war.

“They [Ukraine] are absolutely clear that they plan to restore the whole of their territory in terms of Ukraine, and they see a Russia that is struggling, a Russia that we assess has lost more than 30% of its land combat effectiveness,” Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, the chief of the defence staff for the UK, said on BBC One’s Sunday Morning show, The Guardian informs.

He noted that 50,000 Russian soldiers had either died or been injured, nearly 1,700 Russian tanks and 4,000 armoured fighting had been destroyed during the war.

The Admiral emphasized that Russia had not achieved its goals either with regard to taking the whole of Ukraine or creating fractures and applying pressure to NATO. Instead, it became weaker than before February 24.

“Russia is failing in all of those ambitions, Russia is a more diminished nation than it was at the beginning of February,” he said.

On February 24, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the start of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Russian troops shell and destroy key infrastructure facilities, massively fire on residential neighborhoods of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, MLRS, and ballistic missiles.

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During the full-scale invasion, Russia has lost more than 30% of its land combat effectiveness, so Ukraine’s army absolutely believes it will win the war.

“They [Ukraine] are absolutely clear that they plan to restore the whole of their territory in terms of Ukraine, and they see a Russia that is struggling, a Russia that we assess has lost more than 30% of its land combat effectiveness,” Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, the chief of the defence staff for the UK, said on BBC One’s Sunday Morning show, The Guardian informs.

He noted that 50,000 Russian soldiers had either died or been injured, nearly 1,700 Russian tanks and 4,000 armoured fighting had been destroyed during the war.

The Admiral emphasized that Russia had not achieved its goals either with regard to taking the whole of Ukraine or creating fractures and applying pressure to NATO. Instead, it became weaker than before February 24.

“Russia is failing in all of those ambitions, Russia is a more diminished nation than it was at the beginning of February,” he said.

On February 24, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the start of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Russian troops shell and destroy key infrastructure facilities, massively fire on residential neighborhoods of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, MLRS, and ballistic missiles.

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